Wednesday, November 9, 2011


The group of volunteers headed to Umhlanga

Umhlanga Dancers

Make's cat, Lihle, who for some reason frequently has her tongue sticking out.

Maize field, clothes line, chicken coop, garden (to the right with all the trees), and latrine (to the left).

View of the homestead

My hut. I stay on the right side only. A brother stays on the left side when he comes home.

Inside the front door. The main living space.

Mini hallway/water closet, from the main space. Kitchen to the left.

Kitchen to the right, bathroom to the left.

5L of Neopolitan Ice Cream, because that's what we can get. It was really hot that day. We had arrived at my hut about 30 min earlier and have eaten about 2.5 liters already! :)

Enjoying Taco salad on the veranda. This was a serious treat!

Male dancers at Umtsimba (traditional wedding)

 a bunch of neighborhood kids at Umtsimba

Getting ready to start dancing

Mia and her counterpart (Nelsiwe) pose with me for the first picture of the night at Umtsimba.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Future spells Fun

I don't have a whole lot to post today mostly because I am too excited about these next few weeks. First of all, I do actually do work. However, the students will all be busy taking exams next week thru the end of term. There is then a month break in Dec. School will start again in Jan.

Here is a brief glimpse of the next few weeks:

Sunday, 11/6/11: Soccer practice
Monday, 11/7/11: Dark and stormy picnic in the woods
Wednesday, 11/9/11: Got to Mbabane to visit PC office- research Tofo, load pics on blog, and get packages!!!!
Friday, 11/11/11: GLOW mtg in Manzini
Saturday, 11/12/11: Swimming lessons
Sunday, 11/13/11: Soccer practice
Saturday, 11/19/11: IST begins (I have to have our Library App completed and my                                                        community assessment report).
Wednesday, 11/23/11: IST ends, All Vol begins
Thursday, 11/24/11: Thanksgiving with the Ambassador
Friday, 11/25/11: All Vol ends, day in Mbabane *shopping*, freedom party at Kathy’s
Saturday, 11/26/11: Swimming, head home
1st Weekend in Dec (dates TBD): Hhohho Shenanigans
2nd Weekend in Dec (dates TBD): Visit to Kyra
Dec 23rd Heading to Moz for Holiday!!!! Beach, Sun, Surf 

Miss you all!!! Love you. 

Can't wait to hear from you!